Lagos State Commissioner of Police CP Imohimi Edgal has ordered the officer in charge of ‘X’ SQUAD to arrest three police officers who were caught extorting motorists along Surulere area of the State/
The state police public relations officer, Olarinde Famous-Cole, stated that CP Imohimi has also ordered the Deputy Commissioner of police, DCP, in charge of Administration of Lagos command to issue the DPO in-charge of the area a query and also report the conduct of the DPO to higher authorities for poor supervision of his men according to the Inspector-General of police directives.
The CP also note that the officers found guilty of extorting motorist are currently facing disciplinary actions and the police force in the State will no longer tolerate any act of lawlessness from its personnel.
Lagos state Police PRO Olarinde said, CP also ordered that henceforth only HOD’ s, Area commanders and DPO’S who are directly in charge of their Departments or stations are the only ones allowed to sign a detention order in the command. The CP said under no circumstances should any other person sign detention order.
CP Edgal stated that any area command found guilty of any unworthy or a shameful act to the police force, the Area commander or DPO will be held liable for unnecessary detention of citizens.
According to him “it has become very vital for all officers and men in Lagos state police command to adhere these instructions and on no account will the fundamental rights of the citizens of Lagos be trampled upon under my watch”.
Imohimi who was Deputy Commissioner of Police in-charge of Operations until last month when he replaced CP Fatai Owoseni as the Lagos State Commissioner of Police.has release phone number to contact when need to speak with commissioner of police.
The number is: 0809 999 0483.
Lagos State Police PPRO encouraged the public to explore other nearest avenues of reporting incidents or situations in chain of command such as DPOs, Area Commanders, RRS (767 & 112) at any time of the day before calling the acting CP.
The PPRO expressed his appreciation to Lagosians for their peaceful nature in this festive period as well as their trust in the Nigeria Police Force, especially the Lagos State Command.